Weekend Classes

3, 4, 5 January 2020

Wake up to 2020 with Rosina Bonsu and Laura Gonzalez

Price

Early bird £80 before 14 December 2019

Full price £95 

Awakening the body and breath, Rosina and Laura are joining forces to offer 3 mornings of practice to get you motivated and ready for all that 2020 has to offer.  This will be a fabulous opportunity to get the new decade off to a great start with a special programme for all levels of experience. These sessions will also help with the over indulgence of festive activity. Treat yourself! There will be time for exploration, questions with a focus on encouraging individual learning and development. To complete the nourishing and nurturing programme coffee, tea, fruit and yoghurt will be offered each morning.  Feel free to bring your own to add or share.

Friday 

08.30 – 09.45 Pranayama

10.00 – 11.15 Breath and Asana

11.15 Coffee

Saturday

08.30 – 09.45 Yoga Guided Practice

10.00 – 11.15 Breathing Bones

11.15 Coffee

Sunday

08.30 – 09.45 Pranayama

10.00 – 11.15 Counted Practice

11.15 Coffee

Pranayama

Pranayama is a yoga technique to enhance, deepen and control the breath through simple preparations and exercises.  The practice works at a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level nourishing them all.

Breath and Asana

In this session we explore the effects of breath in mind and body, experiencing the breath pattern in Sun Salutations and classic standing and seated postures.  We will look at the principles of moving with the breath to arrive at a relaxed state in the practice, to allow us to move with stability and ease

Ashtanga Yoga 

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and progressing sequence of postures linked by the breath.  It requires regular practice to memorise the sequence, synchronise the breath and reap the benefits.  It offer strength and flexibility, develops both physical and mental awareness, balancing the body and mind.  This will be a guided practice.

Breathing Bones

Breathing Bones is a series of relaxed postures and placements of the body.  Together with the breath and gravity these aim to free the joints, release the muscles, realign the skeletal structure and balance the body.

 


Ashtanga Yoga Intensive – Mysore style, Adjustments and Pranayama 

with Kia Naddermier

Glasgow 13-15 March 2020

Early bird £285 before 12 January 2020

Full price £325

“As awareness interiorises and quietens, our practice experience appear more and more inclusive.” Kia Naddermier

Cultivating a practice that brings about a fully embodied and cohesive sense of being is key for the depths of yoga to unfold. Kia’s teaching integrate the practice and adjustments of Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore Style with Pranayama and Philosophy. Bringing together multiple aspects and perspectives allows us to grow a transformational yet sustainable practice rooted in personal experience. This Intensive is designed for all practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of yoga as a whole, involving all layers – body, breath and mind. This is an opportunity to work closely with Kia, whose teachings integrate her profound knowledge of classical pranayama and philosophy, subtle and physical anatomy with hands-on adjustments based on yogic principles.

Kia Naddermier has over 20 years of experience of Ashtanga Yoga and is the founder, director and main teacher at Mysore Yoga Paris (http://mysoreyogaparis.com) where she upholds the daily Mysore programme. She is a dedicated advanced practitioner and teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and adjustment techniques.  She mentors teachers and gives trainings, workshops and retreats internationally. Kia is a devoted long-term Pranayama practitioner and certified to teach directly by Shri O.P. Tiwari according to the Kavalyadham lineage. With a genuine dedication to the growth and development of her students, Kia offers an inclusive and inspiring space open for personal exploration, inquiry and transformation. Her deep love and years of dedication to all aspects of this practice shines through in her warm, insightful and inspirational teaching.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME:

Ashtanga Yoga – Traditionally Sanskrit Counted Primary Series

Friday Evening 18.00 – 20.00

We open the circle of this intensive by coming together as One in body, breath and mind through the beauty and flow of a traditionally Sanskrit counted Primary Series. When we focus on counting the Mala of the postures, the practice becomes the object of meditation for the student and the teacher, creating one single intention.

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style – Assisted Self Practice

Saturday 08.30/09.15

Sunday morning 09.30/10.15

(You will be assigned a starting time if required)

Mysore sessions allow for individual guidance to deepen your personal practice. Kia teaches with careful adherence to the authentic teachings of Ashtanga Yoga whilst encouraging each individual to explore the beauty of the practice for themselves. Kia will be assisted by Rosina Bonsu.

All levels welcome but you need to be able to practice Mysore Style Self-Practice.

The Art of Adjustments – Principles, Practice & Philosophy

Saturday afternoon 13.30- 16.00

In this session Kia will share her extensive experience as a Mysore teacher, teaching through hands-on adjustments. We will explore the practice and philosophy of yoga asanas, their purpose, patterns and context. We will pay careful attention to each individual, looking at common body patterns, helping to build an intelligent, mindful practice and relevant teaching and adjusting tools. This session is explorative in nature and designed to support teachers as well as practitioners wishing to expand their understanding of the art of adjusting and the inner and outer form of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence.

Pranayama & Kriyas – practice, techniques, philosophy

Sunday morning 1h15 (before Mysore)

The division between the body and mind is first healed with the breath. Hence Pranayama is considered the central aspect of any authentic Hatha yoga practice. In this sessions we will deepen our appreciation of the subtleties of breath and its significance in yogic practices and philosophy. New students will be introduced to traditional teachings of pranayama & kriyas, whilst those with more experience will refine and deepen their practice and understanding.

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